The Human, the Orchid, and the Octopus: Exploring and Conserving Our Natural World

The Human, the Orchid, and the Octopus: Exploring and Conserving Our Natural World


Part experience tale, half manifesto, the mythical ocean explorer's passionate plea for maintaining lifestyles on the earth.

Explorer, diving pioneer, filmmaker, inventor, and activist, Jacques Cousteau was once blessed from his formative years with boundless interest in regards to the flora and fauna. because the chief of attention-grabbing, frequently risky expeditions all around the planet, he came across firsthand the complexity and wonder of existence on the earth and undersea―and watched the toll taken via human task within the 20th century.

In this excellent final publication, ultimately on hand for the 1st time within the usa, Cousteau describes his deeply educated philosophy approximately conserving our international for destiny generations. Weaving gripping tales of his adventures all through, he and coauthor Susan Schiefelbein tackle the dangers we take with human healthiness, the overfishing and sacking of the world's oceans, the risks of nuclear proliferation, and the environmental accountability of scientists, politicians, and other people of religion. Cousteau's lyrical, passionate demand motion to guard our earth and seas and their myriad existence varieties is much more proper at the present time than while this e-book was once accomplished in 1996. Written during the last ten years of his lifestyles with widespread collaborator Schiefelbein, who additionally introduces the textual content and gives an replace on environmental advancements within the decade in view that Cousteau's demise, this prescient, clear-sighted e-book is a striking testomony to the existence and paintings of 1 of our best glossy adventurers.

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